This reanalysis of previous meta-analyses examines the association between nebulized hypertonic saline and hospital length of stay in acute viral bronchiolitis to delineate the population most likely to benefit from hypertonic saline.
This cohort study examines whether there is a difference in the proportion of unscheduled medical visits following emergency department discharge in infants who have bronchiolitis with vs without oxygen desaturations.
This randomized clinical trial reports the effect of intermittent vs continuous pulse oximetry monitoring on hospital length of stay among nonhypoxemic infants and young children hospitalized for bronchiolitis.
This Viewpoint discusses the relative paucity of attention paid to overuse of medical interventions with regard to bronchiolitis.
This cross-sectional, population-based study of children hospitalized at one institution for lower respiratory tract infections between 2010 and 2013 determines whether the rates varied geographically across a single county and whether such variability was associated with socioeconomic conditions.
This research letter explores the method of a living systematic review using the topic of nebulized hypertonic saline for bronchiolitis.
This Viewpoint supports establishing superior benchmarks of care in clinical practice. Establishing achievable excellence is an approach that encourages improvement while not demanding unrealistic or potentially adverse outcomes.
Florin et al evaluate the effect of nebulized 3% hypertonic saline compared with normal saline on respiratory distress in infants with bronchiolitis not responding to standard treatments in the emergency department. See also the editorial by Grewal and Klassen.
Wu et al compare the effect of nebulized 3% hypertonic saline vs 0.9% normal saline on admission rate and length of stay in infants with bronchiolitis. See also the editorial by Grewal and Klassen.